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Best of Canberra Taste Off – Meat Pies

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

There was quite a lot of debate when the call went out for Canberra’s best pies last week, with over 10 different bakeries and cafes being nominated. Based on most popular I found myself out at the Spence Friendly Grocer. I didn’t even know that it existed, let alone has a café inside. I was told [...]

Review: when poetry becomes music

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Ex-Canberra theatre teacher’s Ernie Glass’ Tales of Ordinary Madness and T.S Eliot’s The Waste Land presented by Mad As Productions. A young and vibrant Cassie Brizzi from country Victoria leapt lightly upon the stage of Canberra’s Smith’s Alternative for what was a great night of theatre. A monologue devised by well-known theatre teacher Ernie Glass, Brizzi [...]

Most loved South Coast beaches: Which is your favourite?

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s almost time for Canberrans to make their annual exodus to the South Coast for a good dose of sun, sea and greasy takeaway. For those new to the Canberra, it’s a strange phenomenon. Tens of thousands of Canberrans drive two-and-a-half hours to “get away from it all”, only to [...]

Christmas Time – Hey! Wait a Minute!

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Christmas is here yet again. Peace and goodwill to all, presents everywhere, food from one end of the house to the other, squealing kids and snoring dads. The smell of Christmas trees and the sound of carols. Yeah, well I reckon there is a bit of selective celebration going on. Do you reckon the Government will [...]

Emergency Services unite for bushfire arson warning

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Joy Burch is urging residents to be vigilant in reporting suspicious activity following several grass fires across the ACT in the past few weeks. ACT Fire & Rescue, the ACT Rural Fire Service, along with ACT Policing, see an increase in deliberately lit grass fires and bushfires from December to [...]

Don’t forget the tree this Christmas…

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

RSPCA ACT have just had a delivery of fresh, beautiful Christmas Trees! Don’t miss out on your tree this year, come down and visit us at 12 Kirkpatrick Street Weston ACT 2611. RSPCA ACT will have staff and volunteers available to help load your tree into your car and to help you select the correct stand. [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: A.BAKER, NewActon Pavillion

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

My day job sees me frequenting A.BAKER … once … more like twice a day. I am always experiencing food envy at 9am when I am waiting for my extra hot skinny latte. Eye-catching breakfast dishes fly past me and I am faced with the amazing, freshly baked, pastry cabinet every morning. So you can [...]

Housefire in Amaroo

Hi Readers, It appears that there was a house fire in Amaroo this morning on Rollston Cct. I wasn’t able to grab an exact address as police cordoned off the street to public access. I noticed a thick black plume of smoke on the horizon and curiosity got the better of me so I followed the [...]

Police gearing up for a Safe Summer

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Joy Burch and Chief Police Officer Rudi Lammers yesterday launched ACT Policing’s 2014-15 Safe Summer campaign, urging the community to enjoy the festive season responsibly. “The summer period is a busy time for everyone, with Christmas parties and New Year’s Eve celebrations, and upcoming events which attract large crowds, such [...]

Canberra Centre Parking Machines – Out of Order

When you consider how much the Canberra Centre must be earning from its paid parking in the city, I find it incredible that they seem incapable of keeping their money spinners in working order. I guarantee that on at least 50% of visits to the centre, one or more machines are not working.  I can only [...]

Top 10 Canberra Experience Gifts

Instead of buying material presents, why not give the gift of an unforgettable experience this Christmas? There are so many great experiences Canberra has to offer, and the memories will last a lifetime for the lucky recipient. Here are my top ten ideas for experience gifts this Christmas: 1. Meet a Cheetah – $175 Animal lovers will [...]

A Look Around Canberra: Calwell

Heading down the Monaro this week to check out the Tuggeranong suburb of Calwell. Like last week’s visit to McKellar, I’d never been to Calwell before (with the exception of last week when I drove through at night time in search of Christmas lights). Calwell, named after former Labor Prime Minister Arthur Calwell, was gazetted on [...]

Katy Gallagher Endorsed for the Senate

ACT Labor’s Administrative Committee last night endorsed Katy Gallagher to replace Senator Kate Lundy as the Labor Senator for the ACT. “At the close of nominations, our General Returning Officer had received a single nomination, from Ms Gallagher, therefore she has been declared elected” ACT Labor Secretary Matt Byrne said. “Katy will play an important role in [...]

Jobs for the Boys – Take that Zedley!

So, let’s get this right? The Labor Party, particularly in NSW, wrote the rulebook around jobs for the boys. For rewarding faithful servants of the cause with sinecures overseas or jobs for life on massive salaries. Really? Hmmmm! What about the latest of a round of huge gifts to the faithful from our [...]

Fail to stop leads to drug seizure

ACT Policing has seized a vehicle and a small amount of illicit drugs after a driver failed to stop the car as directed in Gordon during the early hours of Wednesday morning (December 17). About 1.50am, a police patrol member saw a white Holden Commodore station wagon travelling at speed on Woodcock Drive, Gordon. Police activated [...]

Jon Stanhope appointed as new Legal Aid president

Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, today announced the appointment of Jon Stanhope AO as the president of the Legal Aid Commission for the next five years. “As a former ACT Chief Minister, Attorney-General and administrator of Christmas and Cocos islands, Jon Stanhope is well qualified to be the president of the ACT Legal Aid Commission,” Mr Corbell said. “He [...]

New Summer Music Camp for Kids

[ 12 January 2015 at 9:30 am; 13 January 2015 at 9:30 am; 14 January 2015 at 9:30 am; 15 January 2015 at 9:30 am; ] Hi All, I am running a Summer workshop for children ages 10 - 15. From Monday January 12th - Thursday January 15th 2015. It will be a small workshop. Show More Summary

Good quality veggie garden plants in Canberra?

I have had mixed success with Bunnings and Rodneys in terms of range and quality of veggie seedlings/plants. Can anyone recommend a favourite nursery or gardening supplier in Canberra, with a large range and good quality plants? Tha...

City Walk comes alive with Christmas Markets both day and night

With 10 market stalls starting at 9am today (Thursday 18 December), this festive hustle and bustle of activity on City Walk near Garema Place is another reason to be in Canberra’s CBD this December. Everybody loves a good market, especially at Christmas. During the day come and support five of our local charities at the Christmas [...]

$21 million to boost ACT workforce skills

Minister for Education and Training Joy Burch yesterday launched Skilled Capital, a new $21 million training initiative that will respond to industry identified skills needs. “Skilled Capital will provide all Canberrans with the opportunity...Show More Summary

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